Pennsylvania Graduation Requirements
Pennsylvania state regulations, as set forth in Section 4.24 of Chapter 4 Academic Standards and Assessment, require all students to complete a culminating project in order to graduate. Section 4.24 specifies that:
“Each School District…shall specify requirements for graduation in the strategic plan. Requirements shall include course completion and grades, completion of a culminating project and results of local assessments aligned with academic standards. The purpose of the project, which may include research, writing or some other appropriate form of demonstration, is to assure that the student is able to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and communicate significant knowledge and understanding.”
The Graduation Project is mandatory for all students who attend Norwin School District. Successful completion of all parts of the project is a graduation requirement necessary for the awarding of the diploma.